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December/January 2006
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Features: Annapolis Pottery
In 1994, Bill and Genevieve McWilliams purchased the old YMCA building at 40 State Circle and moved their business, Annapolis Pottery, into it. There, they created a unique business: a pottery production studio that is also a gallery. When you see the sign out front that says, "Potters at Play," stop in, as writer Paula Phillips did, to see some of the employees creating works of art on the spot. You'll love the pieces and the prices.

PLUS: Manresa on the Severn and Food Link

Annapolis Insiders: Jose-Luis Novo
The new music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra began studying music at the age of ten in his native Spain. He then travelled to Belgium and eventually Yale University in the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar, studying both violin and conducting. M.A. Cashman tells us about the man and his music, and gives us a glimpse of the ASO's upcoming season.

PLUS: Lou Hyatt and Ron George

Annapolis History:
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
The Thomas Point Lighthouse originally stood on land at the tip of Thomas Point. Erosion, however, threatened the structure, and a new lighthouse was commissioned in 1872. Later, in the 1970s, the lighthouse was nearly demolished by the Coast Guard until concerned citizens came to its rescue. Deirdre Flanagan tells the story of how the treasured symbol of Maryland's waterways has evolved through the years.

Bay Business: Stevens Hardware
For 45 years, the Stevens family has owned and operated Stevens Hardware at the same location down at City Dock. Relying on local business as well as the needs of boaters, Stevens has, in the words of Marge Stevens, "evolved around the changes downtown." Joseph Patrick Bulko takes a look at how the little guy is keeping up with the big chains and still going strong.

PLUS: Wild Bird Center, Bay Icons and Christmas Tree Farms. Also Legal Briefs: Rudolph®, Consider This...Hybrid Cars and Jimmy's Favorite Sites.

BAY LIFE: Anne Arundel Medical Center
The NICU at Anne Arundel Medical Center is where the tiniest of patients receive care from a dedicated staff. Dr. Suzanne Rindfleish has been the medical director of this department since 1995, helping families whose newborns need intensive medical care. She hasn't shied away from the difficulties of her work, saying, "Babies have a very strong will to live: therefore, their fight is very pure." Margot Mohsberg visits with the head of a growing family at AAMC.

EVENTS: Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
Every year, 20-30,000 people line the waterfront to watch a spectacular show of twinkling artistry. A gift to the city of Annapolis from the Eastport Yacht Club, this is the most popular winter event in Annapolis. The poster this year was created by Gayle Mangan Kassal and is available at area shops and at the Eastport Yacht Club. Check out a little of the history of this traditional holiday event, and get the scoop on this year's parade.

Annapolis Editions
USNA: Hockey
Environment: Holly
Home: Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Organizations: Civitan
Education: Rolling Knolls Elementary
Education: Severn School
Dining Out: OB's Prime

Selecting Champagnes
Annapolis Map
The Wine Coach
Events: Red Kettle Program
Events: Polar Bear Plunge
Restaurants, Shops, Services, Galleries & Schools
Advertiser Directory
Crossword Puzzle


What event in the Annapolis area are you most looking forward to in 2006?

Powerboat Show
Sailboat Show
Renaissance Festival
Seafood Festival
County Fair

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